St Lawrence's Church, Evesham, Worcestershire
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Centuries of inspiring craftwork
St Lawrence’s is full of activities for the whole family, taking you on a journey of historical discovery. Let your curiosity lead you to open boxes of treasures, wear a bishop’s mitre, peek around corners, try out the pulpit and summon ethereal music.
Nestled in the heart of Evesham’s historic centre, St Lawrence’s Church is part of a triptych of stunning architectural buildings, alongside the parish church of All Saints and the great perpendicular bell tower of the abbey.
The church - of Norman foundation but largely rebuilt in the 18th century - is imposing from the outside, displaying a great six-light window with elaborate tracery.
Once you step inside the true extent of detailed craftwork is revealed. Coloured light reflects throughout the chancel from the breath-taking stained glass windows that dominate the east wall. Depicting the last supper and the resurrection, they were designed by some of the most celebrated stained glass artists of the last 150 years.
Discover the intricately patterned fan vaulted ceiling of the sixteenth-century chapel of St Clement. This beautiful space has richly panelled arches and houses a simple and elegant fifteenth-century font.
A strangely beautiful church
A pair of eccentric churches
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
On tarmac path from town centre, with level access through the west door under the tower.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Evesham town centre; from the west A4184 Abbey Road, take Vine Street and Market Place; from the east, B4035 Waterside, turn left into Bridge Street, shopping centre multi storey car park; church next to priory bell tower and parish church
Nearest railway station: Evesham (0.3 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.A walk round guide for St Lawrence's Church, Evesham
This short, full colour walk round guide contains a floor plan of the church and highlights of things to see during your visit. You can purchase a printed copy of this from the church (50p) or download in advance (free/optional donation).Worcestershire & Herefordshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Worcestershire & Herefordshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
St Lawrence's Church, Evesham, is in our west region.
Useful local links:
- Visit Worcestershire
- North East Worcestershire
- Family Days out in Worcestershire
- Worcestershire Archaeological Society
- Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology & Local History Society
- The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
- A list of churches in Worcestershire
- Worcestershire is in the Diocese of Worcester